Obama in 1998: I Believe in Redistribution

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An audio recording of President Obama speaking at Chicago's Loyola University in 1998 has surfaced. In it, Obama outlines his belief in the redistribution of wealth.

Then-Illinois State Senator Obama spoke out against "propaganda" that said government doesn't work and the need to use its means to help the less fortunate.

Obama discussed the need to "pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution." Take a listen below ...

The recording, leaked online Tuesday, is the obvious conservative counterpoint to Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments, which sparked controversy this week.

Similar to the Romney video, Obama the presidential candidate might've chosen different words, but the content of the remarks is fairly consistent for him.

Not to mention the Democratic Party platform in general, really.

In fact, Obama spoke of the need to "spread the wealth around" on the campaign trail in 2008, a sound bite rival John McCain hammered him over (to no avail).

Given sufficient time to articulate his economic positions (see Obama on Letterman last night), they would surely be more palatable to independent voters.

Like Romney, his views wouldn't change much, however.

The difference in worldview between the two candidates is stark, but these videos don't reveal much of anything new to people who've paid attention all along.

That said, what choice are you making in 2012?


Hey todd matt aaron hermaphrodite freak. Baby u aint got enuf testotoirine 2 respond. And ya only got a inch. Poor thang.U no what a hermafrodite is? U got both sexes both undivelopd. Sorry he/she. Das y u on SSI. Food stamps free bus cahd and all de fixins! Hahaha. U home all day & nite tryin 2 figure out how 2 git yosef off. Hahaha. Baby afta knowing u freaky deaky & yo sucka troll frens I can see y u all lawst the war. Hahaha. Stupid faggot ancesters & look what dey lef b hind hehehe. See u homo todd matt aaron. I knows u b back erly 2moro mawning. Hermaphrodite


Hey freak woo woo woo. That 1 brain cell shit -yawn- is so last year. If u had more than 1 (braincell) dipshit u mite b a tad more original. "Ones enough thank you," knew u was a faggot 2. Like your girl aaron matt todd. I know none of u hermaphrodites got kids. If u put all of your erect packages 2gether u wouldn't have 2.54 cm. Know what that is in inches freaks? Hint: take off the S. Stinky sweaty smarmy x cuse 4 anemic old maid. See u around faggot hermaphrodites, woo woo woo!


Hey! Ohhhhh, savor the truth makes monumental sense...I mean, for those in the world who were blest with more than one brain cell! imakemoney never did state how he/she makes their cash! Not really! No kids? That's good...wouldn't want no clones of you scampering about the planet. ONE'S enough, thank you. Don't worry "savor" it's only the usual troll suspects that come to torment. They'll soon go back under the bridge. They ain't nuthin' to worry about. Spend most of their days thinkin' up annoying things to write about the dudes they most fear..and if honest are jealous of the most--Aaron and Matt! Hehehe! Oh & when Matty or Aaron aren't around? These sad clowns are just besides themselves...pickin' their nose, scratchin' their butt cracks, and suckin' their booger glazed thumbs. Not a pretty sight!


Well now,aren't you,KKK just the cutest little Robin,that Batman ever had.You are quite the wingman!Unfotunately,your "message" was so astronomically(enormously)incoherent (lacking clarity),I can't even respond.


Here you go, thinking we don't understand what race has the most food stamp participants. You just cannot get past race- because.......... Your a racist! Who am I? Think of me as shoe with a foot in it! Think of yourself as a cockroach! Then.... The both of us come together! We will insist that Romney get the cochroaches in check.


@ faggot aaron matt todd. U sure can put a racist stereotype together. U low class cracka. U do a lot of thinking when u go 2 the outhouse. I'll bet u r a frustrated angry hermaphrodite. U been doing name calling not debating. Ur no teeth meth smoking mammy taught u all u know rite? Baracks gonna save the country girly girl that includes the crackas on food stamps welfare section 8 free bus cards the hot team SSI. All the shit u get u fuckin hermaphrodite old lady


@ Ohhhhh-Take it easy on this slobering fool,his intellect and his ability to debate are both at entry-level.The Hood doesn't teach you these things.That would interfere with the important stuff....like fathering multiple kids with multiple hoodrats.....Selling rock on the corner,so you can spend 3,000.00 on your new rims,that cost approximately 9 times more than the hoopty you are driving,that 1 of your baby mamas paid for....Figuring out which one of your "uncles" is your real pops.I could keep going with this,but I shall refrain.You idiot liberals make this so much fun. We don't really need to speak of politics,which you know minimal about,other than"Barack is gonna save my ass!He's a black man helpin' another black man out.Life is good for the lazy fucks.Here's to four more years of us leeching off of the government,while creating the next generation of bastards(children without dads) and fertilizing the next generation of WASTE!"


I think Money jus put u in your place (big smile) How u savorin that sucka?


@Ohhhh, I Savor the Truth- all the usual racist stereotypes. How do u make. $$? Ins scams, ponzi schemes, meth sales? That aint reportable either jack. The biggest entitlement is the one we're all shouldering for Romney: paying more taxes so he can pay less! Law or no damn law. Money jealous of old lady aaron, matt, todd (or whoever he is) ha! I think not. No I don't want a piece of him either. By the way u said "Hmmmm" sounds like u were sexually titillated hahaha. I don't have ill gotten gains. I pay taxes jack & that pays 4 the food stamps u trade in 4 cash. I'm married w no kids right now. Only way u could have one is artificial insemination, minimal extension hahaha


@imakemoney...Make money at what? Pimpin'? Sellin' crack? Too bad it's not a reported taxable income! You could help shoulder the load for all your Man's entitlement programs! That Aaron must have hit a nerve with you, puke! Or are you jealous? Or maybe...could it be...you're infatuated with him? Wish you could get a piece of him? Hmmmm? Go do society some good...make a donation of your ill-gotten gains to your neighborhood food pantry. Help support some of them brats you fathered with the sisters on your block...take a load off the rest of us!

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